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OLD SAMMIT CASTLE

The castle is located in the heart of the Mecklenburg Lake District (Krakow am See), near tow nature reserve parks with its impressive abundance of species.

 

Alt Sammit is situated in a scenic location on the Nossentiner/Schwinzer Heide nature park with large wooded areas and small forest lakes. The first documented mention of the village dates back to 1274, and the name may derive from the Old Slavic “Sammu”. “Sammute” means “the self-employed”. Old Sammit was a manor village for centuries. The castle was built in 1674 by the von Weltzin family, together with the stables and servants’ houses. The von Weltzin family founded and managed the estate for generations until the end of the 18th century. After the old castle fell into disrepair at the end of the 19th century, the new manor house was built between 1880 and 1888. It is a two-storey brick building with a mezzanine floor, which was built over a basement made of fieldstone. There is a mezzanine floor under the brick gable roof. After the Second World War, refugees and displaced persons moved into the manor house. In 1969 the  horse breeding farm Ganschow moved into the house and operated a training and recreation home there until 1991. Gradually, the largest equestrian tourism centre in the GDR was created in Krakow. After five years of vacancy and neglect, the castle passed into private ownership in 1996 and was lovingly restored. Since May 2007 you can spend your holidays in the castle Alt-Sammit, holiday apartments, a ballroom and a conference room were built.

In the castle there are eight comfortable, cosily furnished holiday apartments of different sizes, which convey a touch of nostalgia. All apartments are furnished so that guests immediately feel at home. They are cosy and comfortably furnished holiday apartments with living room and bedroom combinations, with TV and bathroom with shower and toilet. The apartments on the 1st and 2nd floor can be reached comfortably by lift. In the old vaulted cellar there is recently a whisky distillery.

The beautiful landscape offers numerous possibilities for recreation, such as extensive and in many places very unspoilt forests with numerous possibilities for hiking and cycling, lots of water with quiet bathing places and in the surrounding area there are small and large places which are worth a visit. In and around Alt Sammit you will find suitable offers for every taste to relax. Bathing, hiking, cycling, fishing, water sports, horse riding or carriage rides are ideally possible here, and in autumn you can pick mushrooms. Due to the direct proximity to a riding stable, guests can arrive with their own horses or go for rides with hired horses. In the surrounding area there are numerous possibilities for riding and swimming with the horses. The international cycling trail Berlin Copenhagen leads directly through Alt Sammit.

The Alt Sammit Castle is a branch of the registry office in Krakow am See and offers a beautiful room for weddings as well as a ballroom. Meetings or conferences can also be furnished in the ballroom. The Kleinpeter family are authentic hosts who know the region very well. Their son runs a horse clinic in Alt Sammit.

Top: Far away from noise and hectic, in an idyllic forest and lake location, guests enjoy a relaxing holiday!